Hemilaminectomy in Dogs Fayetteville AR

What is Hemilaminectomy? Hemilaminectomy in dogs is a surgical procedure used in dogs to correct slipped or herniated discs in the thoracolumbar spine. The thoracolumbar spine is located in the upper and middle region of the spine. Some cases of thoracolumbar intervertebral disc disease may be treated using conservative methods such as medications and exercise…

oral surgery in dogs

Why does my dog need oral surgery? Dogs need oral surgery to remove growths, repair oral defects, and fix jaw fractures. No one knows what causes tumors to form in dog’s mouths. If they are caught early, complete removal can be curative. Some growths require small incisions to remove, while for others, part of the…

Hemilaminectomy in Dogs Fayetteville AR

What is Canine Cruciate Disease? Injury or failure of the cranial cruciate ligament (commonly referred to as Cruciate Disease) is a very common problem that can be encountered by dogs of all shapes and sizes. Some breeds such as the Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler, Mastiff breeds and West Highland white terrier appear predisposed whereas some breeds…

pet orthopedic injuries - Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center

What to do for pets with orthopedic injuries Tony Johnson, ER Vet At a visit to the park with my family today, I saw a little girl with a pink cast on her arm, signed by all of her classmates. This made me think of the many orthopedic injuries we see in pets in the veterinary…

elbow dysplasia in dogs Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center

Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs Elbow dysplasia is a condition caused by the abnormal growth of cells, tissue, or bone. The condition is characterized by a series of four developmental abnormalities that lead to malformation and degeneration of the elbow joint. It is the most common cause of elbow pain and lameness, and one of the…

external skeletal fixation Greenwood AR

External Skeletal Fixation (ESF) is an effective method of fracture repair that is minimally invasive. ESF is a device which secures the fracture fragments with pins fixed outside the body to a rigid frame. Types Of External Fixators ● Standard External Skeletal Fixation – This is the most commonly used form of external fixation. The…

Intervertebral Disc Disease Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center

What is intervertebral disc disease? Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is an age-related, degenerative disorder where the cushioning discs that lay between the vertebrae of the spinal column either burst or bulge into the spinal cord space, also referred to as a slipped disc or ruptured disc. When this occurs, the material inside the disc will…

Luxating Patella Surgery Greenwood AR

What is a luxating patella? A luxating patella, also known as a floating kneecap, is a condition in which the kneecap (patella) dislocates, or moves out of its normal groove. The result of a dislocated kneecap is an inability to extend the leg properly at the knee joint. Dogs who suffer from this problem often…

tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) Arkansas Veterinary Surgery Center

What is the Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)  procedure? Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) is an orthopedic procedure to repair deficient cranial cruciate ligaments in dogs. It has also been used in cats.  This injury can occur at any age and in any breed, but most frequently occurs in middle aged, overweight, medium to large breed dogs. What are the indications…

A sacroiliac dislocation is a severe injury to the pelvis in which the joint that typically connects the pelvis onto the spine is torn loose and moves out of place. Because the pelvis is like a box, it must be fractured in two or more places for the pelvic bones to be unstable. The most frequent cause of a sacroiliac dislocation is trauma such…

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